There is an old saying “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”, which we should all apply in our everyday life. Thus we will have a healthy diet, improve metabolism, and lose weight. Namely, the saying says that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
However, we should choose the ingredients of our breakfast really carefully. We should reach out for the ones that can provide us enough energy for the whole day, speed up our metabolism, and help us lose weight.
Here are 16 of the best breakfast ideas for weight loss:
1. Roasted Egg with Vegetables
You may have this meal at any time of the day, but it is preferable to have it for breakfast. All you need to do is to roast your favorite vegetables and add an egg in them. This is a very healthy and delicious breakfast also.
2. Banana Strawberry Smoothie
Put one banana, a handful of almonds, a handful of strawberries, and some yogurt in a blender, then blend until the structure becomes smooth. This recipe has 350 calories and 15 grams of protein.
3. Apple Cinnamon Quinoa
Add yogurt (for better digestion), apples, cinnamon, and almonds in the quinoa. This breakfast abounds with protein and fibers and contains no gluten.
Prepare your favorite oatmeal, and for better results, keep it in the fridge overnight (8 hours). By doing so the oats will absorb all the liquids. If 8 hours is not feasible for you, a couple of hours is also ok.
5. Cantaloupe and Yoghurt
Mix cantaloupe and yogurt, with berries if preferred. Do not put any oats, or granolas, since this meal is already high in proteins due to the yogurt in it.
6. Carb Pancake
You can have pancakes for breakfast and still lose weight. However, you should use almond meal and flaxseed for their preparation and no sugar. Add yogurt, fresh fruit, or maple syrup if you like a sweeter taste.
7. Avocado with Eggs
Cut the avocado into two halves. Then crack one egg into each of the avocado halves. Add taste by sparkling a little bit of black pepper, cayenne pepper, or salt. Bake for 15 minutes and you’ll have a healthy breakfast.
8. Cottage Cheese
Cottage cheese for breakfast is ideal because it is rich in proteins and low in calories. Take 4 Oz of cottage cheese (14 g of protein and 81 calories), and add some fruit to it for better flavor. You can use fresh, canned, frozen fruit or some fruit juice.
9. Gingerbread Chia Pudding
Take a jar and chia seeds, milk, maple syrup, ground ginger, cinnamon, and a little bit of sea salt in it. Stir it well and keep it in the fridge overnight. In the morning you may add some nuts if preferred.
10. Salmon and Asparagus
Put salmon and asparagus in a pan and place it in the oven. Let it cook for 20 minutes only. This meal provides a good balance of protein (10 grams) and vegetables. It is also low in calories.
11. Egg White Frittata
Cook any vegetable (spinach, onion, peppers) with olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper in a pan. Slightly beat the egg whites in a large bowl and add to a pan. Turn the heat off and add some feta or cheese. Cook in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
12. Pumpkin and Granola Parfait
Mix 6 ounces of low-fat yogurt, some honey, and pumpkin pie spice together. In a bowl, put a layer of this mixture, then add some granola, and pumpkin.
13. Tofu Scramble
Tofu (8 ounces) contains almost 20 grams of protein. Just mix your favorite dry spices with a little bit of water in order to get a sauce. Cook some vegetables in a pan for 5 minutes, then add the tofu and cook for additional 5-7 minutes.
14. Cranberry Pecan Scone
Whisk together flour, chopped pecans, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a big bowl. In another small bowl, whisk yogurt, oil and orange zest. Add the mixture from the small bowl into the big bowl and stir well. Put the final mixture in a pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.
15. Paleo Balance
Cook some chicken breasts or thighs. Mix tahini, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl. Make a healthy salad with tahini sauce and the cooked chicken.
16. Waffles With Blueberry Maple Syrup
Put some blueberries and maple syrup in the microwave and let it sit for around 2 to 3 minutes. Then, toast the waffles. At the end, put the mixture of warm blueberries and syrup on top of the waffles, and sprinkle with pecans.